calm air

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Noun1.calm air - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
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She stirr'd not - breath'd not - for a voice was there How solemnly pervading the calm air
Approaching close to the brink, where the current seemed to be deflected upwards from the face of the cliff, I stretched out my arm, and immediately felt the full force of the wind: an invisible barrier, two yards in width, separated perfectly calm air from a strong blast.
said Planchet, humiliated by the suspicion, and moreover, terrified at the calm air of the Musketeer.
We will get you out again," said Raoul, with a quiet, calm air.
He entered the bureaus with a calm air, and went at once into Baudoyer's section to ask him to come to the office of the head of the division and receive instructions as to the business which that incapable being was henceforth to direct.
The 28 per cent decline in aircraft and passenger traffic at Dryden Regional Airport in October from the same month in 2000 is being attributed to the pulling out of Calm Air.
The rain wheechs over your head and you're sucked into a vacuum of calm air where the noise resembles that steady jet shrill you hear in a pressurised cabin at 35,000 feet.
The Peruvian's constant pressing upset the calm air in which Martin Keown and Tony Adams had been allowed to operate and he struck up an impressive understanding with the hard working Cedric Roussel.
This would enable it to fly at night or in light fog, when the calm air necessary for light is more likely to occur.
Yet there remains a calm air in and around the City squad.
He could do nothing about Maciej Zurawski's 47th-minute goal but the calm air he displayed was an important factor as England rode out the last half hour with few problems.
But in a La Nina year, like this, the jet stream is out of the area and the hurricanes have relatively calm air in which to form and strengthen, he said.